Balbirnie House

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£67 - £160 pp
Up to 216
34 Bedrooms
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Weddings at Balbirnie are beautiful occasions. We offer an amazing Georgian mansion with wonderful gardens, lovely rooms and delicious food, to make your wedding memorable.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£67
Maximum Price
£160
Minimum Number of Guests
40
- Balbirnie House offers various packages to all needs, however we would also be delighted provide bespoke packages to suit you specifically! - Bridal suites always included with any package. - Special discounts on bedrooms. - Dedicated wedding planner and MC on the day with all packages. - Chiavari chairs and red carpet on front steps.
What is included in this pricing:
Canapés included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
216
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
34
Sleeps No. of People
70
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
7:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Ballroom
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Balbirnie House is a 1777 Georgian mansion, Grade A Listed of national and international importance. The house was the inspiration for Edinburgh’s New Town. This historic house was caringly restored and converted into a hotel in the late 1980’s, and since then the property has evolved into a totally unique and special destination, and especially so for weddings. Balbirnie is one of Scotland’s landmark hotels, with a uniquely established history under 3 decades of personal supervision and private ownership, playing host and providing a backdrop for many thousands of Scotland’s most special private and corporate events. Over the years Balbirnie has been the recipient of a quite extraordinary collection of industry awards, especially for weddings. In these contexts, 2019 was an extraordinary year. We were quite simply overjoyed to announce that at the most recent Scottish Hotel of the Year Awards (the Hotel Industry Oscars equivalent), and set against the competitive backdrop of the many wonderful hotels and wedding venues across Scotland, Balbirnie once again received overall ‘Scottish Wedding Hotel of the Year’ - Rather incredibly, that is now 14 times in the last 16 years that Balbirnie has received Scotland’s top wedding award, in recognition of our dedication to our weddings. Our whole team are over the moon and thrilled that all our hard work to make each and every wedding so special has been so well recognised. Arising perhaps as a result of what has happened with The Scottish Hotel of the Year award scheme, specifically in that there is no hotel in any other country on Planet Earth that has received anything like the recognition which Balbirnie House has had for weddings here in Scotland, in 2018 our company directors were invited to represent Scotland within Haute Grandeur global awards, this has continued annually since then. We are so very humbled to convey that as at December 2021 Balbirnie House has become the recipient of five best-in-world awards.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1989
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
(13)
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Simone Watson
Happy couple Married on May
June 2022
Simply the best day of my life
WOW… In August 2020, we met Christine, who became our wedding coordinator. We just fell in love with the venue from the minute we walked in. She was incredibly helpful and knowledgable, felt so at ease with her and knew we were leaving our wedding in the hands of experts. She was always so professional and efficient, responding so quickly to any queries, despite how many other couples she was looking after. Christine kept us updated with our event sheet (despite how many times I changed it). Our arrival the night before went extremely smoothly with a quick rehearsal and 3 course pre-wedding dinner. The day of, it was an absolute breeze, I didn’t lift a finger. Christine handed us over to David, our Master of Ceremonies who was absolutely INCREDIBLE; little touches like checking in on me in the morning, making sure the day went well planned, nothing phased him and he kept us right. Not a single minute of the day ran late, there were no mishaps, it all went so smoothly and it was more than I could have ever dreamed of. Not only did the staff look after us, but our guests, and all of our suppliers. The hotel provided so much for us and tidied up after us, I can honestly see why this venue is voted number 1. There will never be enough words for me to thank the hotel for handling everything with sheer excellence and making my wedding planning so easy. P.S the food is incredible!!! With Kind Regards, The Watsons x
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A Bonnie Wee Cake
Wedding: March
March 2022
Spectacular Venue
I am a regular supplier of wedding cakes to Balbirnie House Hotel. The staff at Balbirnie are always friendly, helpful and respectful and the wedding team are exceptional! Nothing is too much bother for these enthusiastic wedding experts. They listen, guide and happily provide every couple with a service that encourages them to relax and concentrate on enjoying their special day with their loved ones.
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Poppy floral design
Wedding: March
March 2022
Great venue
I am a wedding and events florist and I work in this venue quite regularly. The event spaces are so well laid out and great for weddings of all sizes. I always find the staff to move super friendly and helpful. It’s always a joy to setup weddings here.
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Karol Makula
Wedding: March
March 2022
Love ❤️ Balbirnie 😎
Balbirnie is a spectacular wedding venue. In fact, one of my favorites to shoot in Scotland. It offers endless potential for photography both inside and outside and it's one of the most important factors for couples who decide which wedding venue is right for them. Spacious bridal suites help to accommodate large wedding parties; it's a bonus and it helps to keep the entire day in one place.But what I appreciate the most about Balbirnie are the people.. from housekeepers, reception staff, waitresses, wedding coordinators and owners who are somehow always present and ready to go the extra mile for the couples. Nothing seems to be much trouble, whether it's a last minute decision to move the ceremony outside or hold on serving a meal to make sure I have all the important photos done. How they dealt with endless postponements during the pandemic should be a role model for other venues. This is something my couples (who got or are due to be married at Balbirnie) were mentioning.
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Laura Hunter
Wedding: March
March 2022
Stunning wedding venue
A gorgeous wedding venue with lots of charm and features inside and gorgeous grounds outside. Balbirnie can accommodate small intimate weddings in the west room to large lavish affairs in the millennium ballroom. Balbirnie has it all. A friendly, family owned hotel which is a must on any couples venue choice list.
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Shumaila & Imran
Happy couple Married on February
March 2022
Thank you
Firstly Thank you to you both, I have 8 hotels, I have never been made to feel so welcome and looked after in one of my events. You both are lovely people and thank you for making our day so so much, I don’t think we could have had asked for a better place and anyone more amazing than you guys and your whole team.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Balbirnie Park , Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 6NE, Scotland

Travel Notes

We recommend using the following postcode for the most direct route if using Sat Nav - KY7 6DB

Nearest Town

by Glenrothes

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Markinch

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh

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Press & Awards
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Industry Awards (6)

14TH TIME SCOTTISH WEDDING HOTEL OF THE YEAR via Scottish Hotel Awards
BEST DESTINATION WEDDING RETREAT 2018 on a global level via Haute Grandeur Global Awards
BEST WEDDING HOTEL 2021 on a global level via Haute Grandeur Global Awards
BEST COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL 2020 on a global level via Haute Grandeur Global Awards
BEST DESTINATION WEDDING HOTEL 2019 on a global level via Haute Grandeur Global Awards
BEST FUNCTION VENUE 2020 on a global level via Haute Grandeur Global Awards
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We love our couples individuality and seeing their personalities shine through all aspects of their weddings.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Listen to your suppliers, they have the experience and knowledge that you should feel comfortable to trust. Also don't rush your planning, take your time and enjoy it!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A table plan detailing a little funny fact about each guest, it sparked lots of excitement and conversations between guests

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Classic, timeless, revolutionary & party central!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Too many to choose! Our gorgeous grounds in every season, our grand staircase, our various ceremony rooms, courtyard and bedrooms!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

A professional never tells!

What’s your favourite canapé?

We have many delicious options available and aren't able to single any out!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

You cant go wrong with our aftershow buffet, whether its a mince or macaroni pie or a bacon bap!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our magnificent Ballroom carefully added to the old house in 1999 with its beautiful floor to ceiling lunette Georgian windows adorned with fairy lights

What part of your business are you most proud of?

To witness first hand our accumulating history of special occasions and celebrations. This is made even more special as many couples return to celebrate anniversaries over the years - our memories are made of this!

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